3. Archive Newsletter 16.05.18
At the end of this week, Mrs Sermon will end her role as school secretary. She will remain a parent at the school for a short period of time before commencing a new life in the West Country.
Rachel has been employed at SPS for 5½ years and has the dubious honour of being the longest serving secretary at SPS during my tenure as head teacher. Anyone that can survive as my PA for that period of time and remain smiling deserves a medal!
No two days are ever the same at Sevenoaks Primary School and the last few years in particular have been demanding, due to the new build and the expansion to 3 form entry. Rachel has been a rock during this period and has provided me with invaluable support, for which I will be forever grateful.
On behalf of the whole school community, I would like to thank Rachel for her dedication and commitment to the school, her loyalty and most of all her friendship.
Rachel will be an incredibly hard act to follow and we will miss her.
We would like to wish Rachel and her family the best of luck with their new adventure – thank you Rachel!
NB. Comic Sans font used for this issue, in dedication to Rachel’s irrational hatred of it!
A number of Phase 1 parents and staff have expressed concern this week at the level of noise created during the demolition stage of the old building. I had a meeting with the B&K Site Manager to discuss the concerns and to obtain an update on the proposed timescale for the completion of the work.
He reassured me that the excavation required near to the Phase 1 modular builds and the Key Stage 1 playground has now been completed. There is still some work to be done along the old main corridor, main hall and dining area but this should not disturb the Phase 1 children and staff. He estimates that the digging/excavation should be completed within approximately 4 weeks. This will disappoint a number of the children, staff and parents who have enjoyed seeing the diggers in operation!
The overall completion date, to include landscaping, installation of fencing etc. is anticipated to be the end of July. The link canopy connecting Phase 1 to the Main building has been booked in for September.
Year 5 pupil Cross Country Success!
In March I went to the National Year 5 Cross country finals in Loughborough to represent Kent. I qualified to enter as I came in the top ten at the Kent trials in Maidstone earlier in the year.
In Loughborough I had to find the Kent tent with my dad. Finally we found the the blue flag for Kent.
After a few stretches the race was about to start. The gun shot and we were off.
After about ten minutes of running the race was over and I’d come 39th out of 300+ girls. I was the third Kent girl to finish and the Team came 3rd overall and we got a medal! It was fantastic!
By Celia in 5A
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